19 New Local Businesses You Need to Know
A roundup of recently opened businesses
Inspired by the resilience and reliability of locally owned businesses, we felt compelled to start a quarterly listing of businesses you should know about that have recently opened in Tallahassee.
1. Drip Drop Fitness
You’ll likely never have more fun during a workout than in a class at Drip Drop Fitness. Drip Drop Fitness features energetic, high-intensity, yet easy to follow dance cardio and toning group fitness classes. The Tallahassee community loves these classes so much a new location was warranted. The new studio offers three times the size, and with it, more class times and a new variety of class offerings. “We focus on finding a fun and rewarding workout for everyone,” said Summer Griffith, owner and founder of Drip Drop Fitness. “We provide a space where you not only receive time to let loose and achieve health benefits, but to also become part of a community.”
New location: 218 E. 3rd Ave.
2. El Cocinero
El Cocinero has left their previous location on Tennessee Street and opened a new location in Midtown off Thomasville Road by Table 23. This location is closer to sister restaurants Liberty Bar and Hawthorn Bistro & Bakery. Specializing in tacos and tequila, the menu draws inspiration from authentic techniques and traditional flavors. Every day, they prepare handmade tortillas made from local, non-GMO corn. From carnitas to buffalo cauliflower, there’s a taco option to please every palate. Best paired with tequila or mezcal from their extensive selection.
1303 Thomasville Road
3. Tallulah CBD + Delta-8
Tallulah CBD + Juicebar has been all the buzz since their opening nearing two years ago. The largest CBD retailer in Tallahassee is expanding its footprint by opening a second location in north Tallahassee at Bannerman Crossings on May 1. This location will feature Delta-8, a federally legal THC product that is receiving rave reviews from satisfied customers. Owner, Ashley Guy, is excited to be opening a new location in the popular Bannerman Crossings area, which she believes caters to the entrepreneurial community. She will be bringing the first CBD store to that side of town. “What sets Tallulah apart from other retailers is we sell only the premium, best brands and products available,” said Guy.
3437 Bannerman Road, Suite 102
4. Ology Brewing Company
Ology Brewing Company’s new beer garden is the spot you will want to be all spring and summer sipping their unique selection of beers. Ology is a locally owned craft brewery that produces high-end modern and traditional ales and lagers. This location emphasizes enjoying the great outdoors with draft beer, canned beer, beer slushies or wine in hand. On weekends, they feature local food trucks such as Tally Mac Shack and Gritz N Greenz.
2708 Power Mill Court
5. District 850
A place of play that both the child at heart and their children can enjoy! Pair this with delicious plates and happy hour specials, and you might never leave. “Whether you’re looking for a delicious dinner or something fun to do with the whole family, District 850 is the place to be,” said owner Nilesh Patel. “Our 45,000-square-foot facility features a full-service restaurant and bar, private rooms and cabanas, hyper lounge, arcade games, laser tag, escape rooms, bowling, ropes course, and an immersive XD Theatre. District 850 has everything you need for a day full of excitement.”
2662 Fleischmann Way
6. Impact Foods
Impact Foods, founded and owned by Sha Ron James, is placing grab-and-go kiosks offering healthy food options throughout downtown. The idea came about because of need for healthy, local options for food on the go. The first kiosk is placed inside of the Plaza Tower condominiums downtown. Five more kiosks are in the works.
7. Chuck’s Fish
Chuck’s Fish catches the freshest Gulf seafood and delivers it to the Tallahassee location’s doorstep. Chuck’s is named after Chuck Morgan, who was raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and went on to become an influential civil rights attorney who was especially influential as he fought for racial equality during the 1960s. In 2005, Charles Morgan III, Chuck’s son owns Chuck’s Fish locations in Birmingham, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Athens, and Tallahassee. The seafood is delivered to these locations from the wholesale market at Harbor Docks in Destin, which he also owns.
224 E. College Ave.
8. Horizons Bar & Grille
Bannerman Crossing just keeps getting better with the addition of Horizons Bar & Grille, a hot spot for American cuisine such as the crave-worthy mac-and-cheese bites, fresh grouper sandwich or the cooked-to-perfection ribeye. It’s the ideal family dinner setting or a place to meet up to watch sports and sip libations from their premium bar offerings.
3427 Bannerman Road
9. Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar
Treat every day like it’s Fat Tuesday at Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar. Any day of the week, indulge in a taste of Louisiana with Cajun-influenced cuisine that is made from scratch. The name stems from owners Brandon Landry and Jack Warner, who were both walk-ons to the LSU basketball team. They merged their love of Louisiana culture and sports into a national chain of over 100 locations.
3390 Capital Circle N.E.
10. Yoga Power
Stretch the limits of your body and mind through a yoga practice dedicated to spotlighting the powerful light in each participant. With over 20 classes per week, the studio caters to all schedules and all levels of experience. The staff is all Yoga Alliance-certified and present to help you achieve your intentions, quiet your mind and strengthen your body each class. “We are eager to guide you along the path of self-discovery as well as physical, mental and emotional wellness,” said Ashley Thesier, owner of Yoga Power. “This is so much more than just a physical exercise, and we work daily to lead by example and embody the ancient teachings of yoga on and off the mat.”
2030 Thomasville Road, Suite 5
11. Hyatt House Tallahassee Capitol
Stay steps away from the liveliest spots in the city at the Hyatt House Tallahassee Capitol. Conveniently located in downtown near Florida A&M University, Florida State University, Railroad Square, Cascades Park and the Florida State Capitol, every location you want to visit is within walking or driving distance.
1100 Railroad Ave.
12. Rock N Roll Sushi
Husband and wife duo Lance and Gerri Mach Hallmark merged their love of rock music and sushi into an innovative dining experience that began in Mobile, Alabama, in 2010. There are now more than 50 locations throughout the Southeast, one of which is newly in Tallahassee. The American-style sushi spot specializes in music and flavors that re big, bold and loud. Listen to the rock you love while trying new rolls you’re sure to enjoy.
1415 Timberlane Road, Unit 305
13. Midtown Movement and Medicine
Midtown Movement and Medicine equal parts medical and fitness facility, focusing on changing the paradigm from which both of these industries currently operate. They offer concierge medical services, talk therapy and specialized fitness services including Crossfit, animal flow and personal training with physician supervision if necessary. “The No. 1 thing we focus on is fostering a sense of community within our facility,” said Dr. Jeff Farrah, DC, APRN with Midtown Movement and Medical. “We strive to make sure every member and client feels a sense of acceptance and belonging.”
1355 N. Monroe St.
14. Crafty Crab
Everything under the sea is on the menu. The freshest seafood combined with delectable spices and perfect pairings. Caught and cooked options include crab, crawfish, calamari, lobster, oyster, mussels, scallops and more.
1241 Apalachee Parkway
15. McKee Insurance
McKee Insurance specializes in the small-town feel with national resources and offerings in auto, home, business and life insurance. With a vast roster of clients and serving cities beyond Tallahassee into the Panhandle, a new office space was warranted. “As a locally owned agency, we are excited to continue to grow professionally with our clients in our local community,” said Ian Clark, owner and agent of McKee Insurance Agency. “We have offered and provided insurance for over 40 years and look forward to many more in our new office space.”
3512-B Maclay Blvd. S.
16. Decadent Delights
Satisfy your sweet tooth and curb your cravings at the sweetest new spot in town, Decadent Delights. Arkeba Bouie opened her dream business, a bakery, amidst a pandemic. After 20 years of working with the government and saving up money, she opened her bakery on Apalachee Parkway. The shop was opened in honor of her grandmother, Ruby Milton, who passed away 10 years ago to the day of her opening. As a one-woman show, she bakes up tasty treats including cupcakes, brownies, cookies and cakes.
1779 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 101
17. Canna Crusade Wellness
Canna Crusade Wellness addresses illnesses and injuries in adults and children through medical cannabis treatments. Cannabis treatment has been proven to aid in autism, ADHD, anxiety, cancer, seizures, chronic pain, glaucoma, PTSD, Crohn’s disease and more. “Canna Crusade Wellness not only helps patients get their medical marijuana card, but uniquely offers the personalized education and compassion to ensure optimal success in finding relief with medical cannabis,” said Andrea Anderson, owner and founder of Canna Crusade Wellness. “Enjoy ‘A Better Way of Living’ with Canna Crusade Wellness by your side.”
1350 Market Street #202 Tallahassee
18. La Florida Coffee & Wine
In the heart of downtown, you can get your coffee in the morning and your wine in the evening, all at one location, La Florida Coffee & Wine. The atmosphere is inviting with modern meets rustic furnishings that welcome you to sit and stay a while. On the menu, you will find locally roasted coffee, wine sourced from family-owned vineyards and freshly baked bread and pastries.
350 S. Duval St.
19. Skin Science Aesthetics
You deserve to love the skin you’re in and Skin Science Aesthetics wants to help you achieve that happiness. Through the most up-to-date techniques and adherence to industry standards, owner Sarah Langford intends to enhance your look wife safe and effective alternative to surgery. Treatments include Botox, chemical peels, dermal fillers, microneedling and more.
1350 Market Street, Suite 200